All over the world today, people of Chinese descent are starting to celebrate the Chinese New Year which officially starts tomorrow. I woke up this morning to the sounds of firecrackers. People were making food offerings to dead ancestors and then setting off firecrackers. They also went to their local Chinese Shrine to make offerings to the Gods. In the evening they enjoyed entertainments such as Chinese Street Opera. This is the Thai version where they sing in Thai but with a heavy Chinese accent. You can watch a video clip I shot tonight over at the Paknam Web Forums.
Food offering for dead ancestors
Chinese Street Opera